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There are discussions for a ‘solidarity fund’ created from docking the wages of some Serie A and B players to help cover salaries of Serie C squads.
Plans are taking shape for how to get Serie A going again in May or June, with blanket coronavirus tests for squads, quarantine periods for those coming from abroad and structured training.
The number of deaths in Italy from coronavirus remains relatively stable, with 760 over the last 24 hours, reaching 13,915 in total.
Players’ Association President Damiano Tommasi insists cutting wages is “not a priority” right now, but rather a protocol for returning to duty and dealing with contracts if the season goes beyond June 30.
Luis Alberto’s agent confirmed “interest from Sevilla” over the last few months, but the midfielder is “concentrated only on a renewal” with Lazio.
Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora announced there is “an extraordinary plan for sport to resume from May,” as Italy eye an easing of lockdown measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Jupiler Pro League in Belgium has become the first major European competition to assign a winner, terminating the season early due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Brescia President Massimo Cellino has slammed the suggested resumption on May 20 and called the the idea “arrogant and irresponsible”.
Olivier Giroud did not join Inter in January only because “Chelsea couldn’t find a replacement,” said an agent who worked on the deal. “Antonio Conte could still be decisive” in the battle with Lazio.
A new Government decree in Italy has banned training in sporting facilities for professionals until at least April 13 due to the coronavirus lockdown, effectively ending the debate between clubs.
A leading epidemiologist running one of Italy’s coronavirus taskforces warns it is “difficult” to see sport resume in Italy before the summer, although self-isolation prevented “tens of thousands more deaths.”
UEFA have announced an easing of the Financial Fair Play rules during the “current exceptional circumstances” of the coronavirus shutdown.
FIGC President Gabriele Gravina has confirmed that “the idea is to restart Serie A on May 20 or early June. Scrapping the season would be a grave injustice.”
Serie A clubs spent almost €200m on agent fees throughout 2019, with Juventus leading the way on €44.3m.
There were another 727 deaths in Italy from the coronavirus over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 13,155, but the rate of new infections continues to slow.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has revealed that he “can see” his club reducing salaries for the remainder of the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea have contacted Mino Raiola over Gianluigi Donnarumma and Lazio are interested in signing Pedro Rodriguez, a report claims.
Filippo Inzaghi has rejected the idea that Milan’s No 9 shirt is cursed and claimed Ciro Immobile is currently “the best Italian player”.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has revealed his “priority” was to join Inter in January and that Lazio “tried absolutely everything, even coming to London.”
Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora doubts that football can resume on May 3 and confirms plan to start “behind closed doors” in the event of a return.